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  • Who has made their own forward controls?

    I'm tossing around the idea of making my own forward controls, I have an idea about doing it that I don't think will be very hard. I'm looking to keep them on the cheap side (only paid $1900 for the bike). and without being to extravagant on the design. I'm thinking about using the rear pegs and brackets as part of it. Any idea once forwards are on a bike how far forward they move your feet? i'm thinking from the center of the floorboards to where the pegs would end up. Looking for idea on what others have done.
    owning a motorcycle is not a matter of life or death, it is much more important than that

  • #2
    I'm trying my hardest to get this guy to ship me his Jardines he took off his 04 Road Star....kind of think they would look neat on my white bike. Maybe if in get them we can measure and make some about the same design?
    "I'm Ricky Bobby. If you don't chew Big Red.....then Fuck You"

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    • #3
      I was wondering if you had gotten those yet
      owning a motorcycle is not a matter of life or death, it is much more important than that

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      • #4
        Messaged him again...he said he is checking on shipping....
        "I'm Ricky Bobby. If you don't chew Big Red.....then Fuck You"

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        • #5
          I have Mapam forwards on mine, so can't help much with how to make them but will say they do need to be hinged and not rigid. I can give you a measurement using a different point of reference once it stops raining and I can get to the bike...
          not all those who wander are lost......

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          • cike
            cike commented
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            if you could that would be great. also looking for 2 more measurements now., 1. motor to end of peg. and 2.ground to center of peg. preferably with bike level. I wish I had kept the set of Mapam's I used to have. Any help would be appreciated thanks

        • #6
          Hey Cike,
          If you don't (really) want to fabricate them,
          I have a set of Supreme Legends for Roadstars
          that I would give you a good deal on.

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          • Spydr
            Spydr commented
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            Hey Cike, did you get the pictures?

          • cike
            cike commented
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            Spyder, No picks. I didn't get anything on your response from 2 days ago either. I just clicked on your name and found that message. Yes i'm very interested. Did you text them or send them through here?

          • Spydr
            Spydr commented
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            I sent the photos to the phone # you gave me, or so I thought.
            I'll check the number & just text you "Hello Cike".

        • #7
          There ya' go, Cike.
          I love the smell of smoked pork in the morning !

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          • #8
            http://www.seegercycle.com/mapamforw...dstar1600.aspx

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            • #9
              I simply made brackets and moved my Floorboards forward 3" and up1 1/2". Very comfortable Stretch and Lift , and I still have optional space to move my feet to other positions . And they DON'T SCRAPE IN CORNERS OR CURVES !!!

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              • #10
                The rain let up a bit so I'm back with some numbers Cike. these numbers are within a quarter of an inch.. center of peg to ground with bike reasonably level is 11 3/4 in...The pegs are in line with the down tubes respectively for a forward measurement. and the outer end of the pegs are 10 1/4 in off the down tube for each side...Like I said these numbers are not dead accurate but close enough to get ya in the ball park..
                not all those who wander are lost......

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                • cike
                  cike commented
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                  I have one more request if you don't mind. can you get me a measurement between the center or top of your peg and the bottom of the brake pedal?

              • #11
                Flaskback; those numbers are great, thanks a lot, that really helps me out
                owning a motorcycle is not a matter of life or death, it is much more important than that

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                • #12
                  your welcome..

                  I have had mine for several years, took a little while to get used to them but no going back now...
                  not all those who wander are lost......

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                  • #13
                    I think I know what your looking for and again the numbers are approx but close....the measurements are center to center...the brake is 6 inches center to center and 2 1/2 inches forward from a plumb line off the center of the foot peg to center of brake..The brake has an adjustable link so it can be varied within reason....
                    not all those who wander are lost......

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                    • #14
                      if this works right, here is a link to what I have done so far. I think you click on the part that says update
                      owning a motorcycle is not a matter of life or death, it is much more important than that

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                      • roadiemort
                        roadiemort commented
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                        Looks like your off to the races.

                    • #15
                      Originally posted by Horsehammerr View Post
                      I simply made brackets and moved my Floorboards forward 3" and up1 1/2". Very comfortable Stretch and Lift , and I still have optional space to move my feet to other positions . And they DON'T SCRAPE IN CORNERS OR CURVES !!!
                      I made a bracket to move mine 1 bolt hole about 2 inches, I believe. I'm 5'10" and it's so much more comfortable to ride, can definitely turn tighter without scraping the floorboards, nice little bonus. There was enough slack in the rear brake line, so didn't need to change that. Also didn't need to lengthen the shift linkage bar on the other side, just repositioned it. No cost, I had 1/4" steel plate. Just time it took to cut, grind, drill, sand, paint and install...

                      Oh yea, did need to buy 4 new bolts 1/4" longer to replace the M10-1.25mm bolts and 4 matching nuts. The holes toward the back of the bike, I was able to use the original bolts to just hold the rear of the new bracket into the threaded holes of the frame. but the middle needed a little more length because of the added 1/4" width of the new brackets and the original floorboard mounts into the threaded holes of the frame. For the last hole on each side, toward the front, I used a bolt with 2 nuts, locked down on each side.

                      I also installed 4 1/2" risers, to raise up and pull back the handlebars. Now I am in a more relaxed position, back straighter, instead of leaning forward for the grips. Another bonus is that I sit in the seat better now too, the top rear of the seat where the stitch comes together, also where the molding underneath is raised, was pushing into the upper part of my ass. Would become pretty uncomfortable after a couple of hours worth of riding but now that I sit down further into the seat at a new angle, I can double that distance before it starts getting bad, lol. I plan on getting the seat reupholstered, in an attempt to add some padding and possibly shaping the seat a lil better, hopefully... It's an original seat...

                      Edited to add:

                      When I installed the risers, the right control lines, brake, throttle, wiring, ran as normal, they had plenty of length. But the left control lines, clutch, wiring, had to be ran behind the triple tree but then they have plenty of length also.
                      Attached Files

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                      • cike
                        cike commented
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                        thanks for the great description, and welcome to the clinic

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                      bump

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                      • cike
                        cike commented
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                        Hope to get some more work done of them this weekend. I bought the set from Spydr, but I still plan on finishing the set that I am building and using them, at least for a little while. I'll post another link to FB when I get some newer pics up.

                    • #17
                      they are not completely done, i'm going to cut the brake pedal in about 1/2 width wise, and move the rear brake fluid reservoir back a couple inches. I also have to wait until it warms up to paint them.
                      Haven't decided if I want to keep the heel shifter on or cut it off, (I know fwd controls don't normally have a heel shifter. Also thinking about maybe some chrome pegs. Personally I think they turned out pretty good for $0 invested. If you scroll to the bottom of my post there is a short video showing where i'm at right now with them mounted.
                      https://www.facebook.com/groups/4579...8051376161730/
                      owning a motorcycle is not a matter of life or death, it is much more important than that

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                      • roadiemort
                        roadiemort commented
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                        Thanks for taking the time to document the process, looks great.

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